happy thanksgiving: a recipe and giveaway from cubit's organics

As I mentioned yesterday, today is the first feature post from the new series that I'm starting here on the Sadie blog. Rad Summer gets wrapped up in style next week and these feature posts will be taking over. Get ready to meet some amazing creators and bloggers!

Laura from Cubit's Organics has kindly offered up this incredible guest post just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. And to top it all off, she's also offering a giveaway and a coupon code for Sadie readers. Find out all of the details at the end of the post.

A Thanksgiving Recipe from Cubit’s Organics: Roasted Carrots and Beets with Mint and Feta

The combination of sandy soil and full sun means that we are able to grow really nice root vegetables in our front yard here in Toronto. When we’re not growing for seed, we just grow all the different types and colours mixed up so what you pick is a surprise; A striped beet or a purple carrot? Who knows.

Our two year old daughter has taken to announcing that she needs a carrot and then heads to the front door to go get one from the garden. I can’t help but oblige and let her pick a few whether I was planning on having them for dinner or not.

This is really so easy that it hardly qualifies as a recipe but it’s simply too delicious to keep to myself. We bring carrots to my mother’s every year for Thanksgiving dinner and will continue the tradition this Sunday.

1. Send the two year old out into the yard to pick some different coloured carrots and beets. Going to the farmers market to get some heirloom root veggies will also suffice.

2. Preheat your oven to 425.
Wash your carrots and beets. I cut the greens off but leave a little at the top just because I think it looks good. I cut the really long tails off the beets because they will burn otherwise and then cut them all in half length wise.

3. Coat everything in olive oil, add a little salt. Then roast them in the oven at 425 for 40 minutes.

4. Let everything cool down for a few minutes, then crumble feta on to your veggies and add a hardy handful of mint leaves. Toss and serve out of your favorite vintage bowl. I think they look nice in this plaid one.

These are tasty when hot but are also great as a room temperature salad so no hurry to get everything done at the right time.

5. Give thanks for the vegetable gardens and the small children that tend to them.

In case you fell in love with the vegetables in this post (like I did), Laura is offering a coupon code for Sadie readers. THANKS20 gets you 20% off in the Cubit's Organics Etsy shop. I've got my eye on some nice kale and easter egg radishes

The Giveaway Details!

Leave a comment here letting us know what you're bringing to Thanksgiving dinner and you could win a package of colourful carrot seeds and mixed beet seeds for next year's (or this winter's?) garden. I will choose the winner at random Monday evening!

Please be sure to visit Cubit's Organic Etsy shop and beautiful blog, too, to say thanks for this great recipe! Thank you, Laura and Cubit's Organic Living!


  1. That roasted veggie salad looks amazing! I think it will be a quiet Thanksgiving with just my daughter & I. We might have a small turkey with stuffing & I would love to make the salad above.

    PS Thanks so much for such a lovely giveaway.

  2. Lovely, simply lovely!

  3. I've ALWAYS wanted to grow my own roots! Maybe when I have my own place I can grow some potted tatters, beets, carrots & such! Going to check out the seed selection! Such a beautiful meal!

  4. I will be making homemade noodles, my favorite!


  5. I will be bringing the mashed potatoes.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  6. I homemake all my breads/rolls etc...so I will probably bring the dinner rolls to Thanksgiving! :)

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

  7. I am having Thanksgiving here at our home and we are Gluten and Casien free, we are making it all ourselfs so we do not have to worry about ingredients, we will have turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, carrots, cranberries, and homemade pickles :) as well as pumpkin and peacan pies and a chocolate cake for the kiddos :) Should be quiet a spread, and the girls and I can eat every piece of it!

  8. It looks like I'm going to be bringing roasted root vegetables with feta and mint leaves. Thanks Laura! I'm also likely going to bring an apple blueberry crumble (made with the apples from my espalier apple tree and the blueberries I picked and froze earlier this season). I'm thankful for harvest time!

  9. I have been handed down the responsibility of apple and pumpkin pie. That is a lot of weight on me!


  10. well , i am not in n.america right now but what I would bring is a pie or same autmn type of salad .
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com

  11. what a delicious dish!! can't wait to try it :)

    This thanksgiving i'll be bringing homemade pies, yummm! i can't wait for my home to smell sweet and delicious, i might have to make a pie this weekend because now i'm craving one!

    brianaduda at gmail dot com

  12. Love this recipe and the colors are GORGEOUS!
    I can hardly wait for pumpkin pie at thanksgiving!

  13. we don't celebrate thanksgiving in Europe but if we did, I would bring spinach potatoes and sticky carrots with thyme & honey. :)

  14. I usually make everything for Thanksgiving dinner.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

  15. I'll bring baked sweet potato with ginger and honey!


  16. I'm bringing a Cherry Cheese Pie.

  17. We like keeping it traditional so mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, and carrots. Yummy.


  18. Mushroom cheese!

    Thank you.


  19. I'll be bringing the mashed potatoes and apple pie. Comfort food all the way :)

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  20. What a nice giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  21. I would love to try growing some organic veggies!


  22. i usually make the mashed potatos! jmmccarr@gmail.com

  23. Those look delish!
    We do not celebrate Thankgiving in Greece however I love all thanksgiving dishes!

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

  24. We're making the stuffing with croutons we make ourselves, chestnuts that we gathered and, of course, fresh veggies (onions from our garden). It makes my mouth water to just think about it! Thanks for this opportunity! And thanks, also, for that yummy looking recipe ... that also makes my mouth water! :-)
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  25. I don't know yet! Maybe kabocha squash with honey and thyme! I love fall veggies!

  26. I'll be bringing vegan sausages and pumpkin bread


  27. We had Thanksgiving goings-on on Saturday night and I brought two pumpkin pies. Sadly, they were the crappiest pies I've ever made and they took a really long time to make. Usually I'm actually pretty rulin' at the daunting task of pie dough making, but this time I made a giant greasy cracker.
    I love the rainbow carrots!

  28. I am making pumpkin pies, beetroot cakes and green salad for thanksgiving :)

    mubinster at gmail dot com

  29. Great giveaway!!
    I usually take homemade rolls/bread and a pie to our Thanksgiving celebration.
    lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

  30. Yum, the veggie salad looks tasty! Today I mostly just brought myself to the thanksgiving dinner, as well as some well developed cleaning muscles to clean up before and after! My boyfriend always does all the cooking! Technically, I guess I went to the store to buy cranberries for the cranberry sauce though :P


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